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“Lizzie Leigh” is one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s short stories. I found this a little depressing and at times somewhat melodramatic. The title character is not the heroine of the piece. She is a fallen ... Read full review
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Page 489 - THE SCIENCE OF ETHICS : an Essay upon Ethical Theory, as Modified by the Doctrine of Evolution. Demy 8vo. i6s. A HISTORY OF ENGLISH THOUGHT IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Page 479 - One day — it was aunt Fanny who told me all this about my poor mother, long after her death — as the sisters were sitting together, aunt Fanny working, and my mother hushing Gregory to sleep, William Preston, who was afterwards my father, came in. He was reckoned an old bachelor ; I suppose he was long past forty, and he was one of the wealthiest farmers thereabouts, and had known my grandfather well, and my mother and my aunt in their more prosperous days. He sat down, and began to twirl his...
Page 457 - Bridget Fitzgerald, of Coldholme, whom he once encountered while staying with me at Starkey Manor-house. I remember that the meeting seemed to have produced some extraordinary effect upon his mind, as though he had suddenly discovered some connection which she might have had with his previous life. I beg you to let me know if I can be of any further service to you.
Page 490 - Memoirs. WIT AND HUMOUR: Selected from the English Poets. A JAR OF HONEY FROM MOUNT HYBLA : or, Sweets from Sicily in Particular, and Pastoral Poetry in General. TABLE TALK. To which are added IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS OF POPE AND SWIFT.
Page 1 - God and her; she would have considered herself wicked if she had ever dared even to think him austere, though as certainly as he was an upright man, so surely was he hard, stern, and inflexible. But for three years the moan and the murmur had never been out of her heart; she had rebelled against her husband as against a tyrant, with a hidden sullen rebellion, which tore up the old land-marks of wifely duty and affection, and poisoned the fountains whence gentlest love and reverence had once been...
Page 490 - LECTURES ON THE ENGLISH HUMOURISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. By WM Thackeray. PAUL THE POPE AND PAUL THE FRIAR. By TA Trollope. THE ROSE-GARDEN. By the Author of 'Unawares.' CHRONICLES OF DUSTYPORE. A Tale of Modern Anglo-Indian Society. By the Author of 'Wheat and Tares.
Page 23 - Susan shut him out; and then, gently extricating the dead child from its mother's arms, she could not resist making her own quiet moan over her darling. She tried to learn off its little placid face, dumb and pale before her.
Page 484 - ... came husky and short, and yet it dismayed me ; it seemed so weird and strange, in that noiseless expanse of black darkness. Suddenly the air was filled thick with dusky flakes, my face and hands were wet with snow. It cut me off from the slightest knowledge of where I was, for I lost every idea of the direction from which I had come, so that I could not even retrace my steps ; it hemmed me in, thicker, thicker, with a darkness that might be felt. The boggy soil on which I stood quaked under me...